neurofascial approach to

JAW PAIN (1/2 INTRAORAL)

about the course

Think of all the jaw pain that goes untreated or is met with catastrophic theories. This class focuses on treating the mandibular nerve and related tissues — the pterygoids, cranial base, and TMJ capsule. You will gain hands-on skills and a straightforward method of assessment.

 

 

info and skills covered

  • Primer on contemporary Pain Science

  • Principles of a ‘Neurofascial’ approach to manual therapy.

    • What can be sensed and modulated by the therapist in session?

    • What are the physiological needs of peripheral nerves, and how do they behave when those needs are disrupted?

    • Types of nerve-fascia interface and why they matter for assessment/treatment.

  • Building the Map: The trigeminal neurofascia, the TMJ capsule, and the muscles of mastication

  • Five Domains of TMD Assessment: Spatial, Functional, Temporal, Emotional, Inflammatory

  • Manual Techniques: Direct, Indirect, & Rhythmic

  • Intraoral Manual Therapy: Hygiene, Communication, & Treatment Principles

  • TMD Rehabilitation: Freedom, Awareness, Connection, Play

 

 

continuing education certification

ONLINE

  • This 3-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy

IN-PERSON

  • This 8-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy.

  • Other practitioners are welcome to join for the first 2 hours of class. (i.e. Movement Teachers, Allied Healthcare Practitioners, and body nerds).

Both meet the WA state CE requirements for physical therapy and massage therapy.

NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THIS CLASS ALONE DOES NOT MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASSAGE THERAPY INTRAORAL ENDORSEMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE

upcoming classes

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date

TBD

 

class format

TBD

 

coming soon

what to expect

Once registered, attendees will:

  • receive pre-class videos via email to watch in preparation
     

  • option 1: virtual
    a Zoom link will be provided for a livestreamed class with lecture, demo, and QA session.  A recording of the session will be provided at the end of class.

     

  • option 2: in-person
    attend class which includes the above lecture, a lunch break, and a hands-on demo/practice session 
     

  • receive a follow-up quiz to grant you a Continuing Education Certificate for completion

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